South Africa

South Africa is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries on the continent. Mpumalanga incorporates both the dry savannahs of the highveld and the humid, tropical fruit farms and rich grasslands of the lowveld with the dramatic Klein Drakensberg escarpment separating the two. This is a world of forests, gorges, rivers and waterfalls, an area where the topographical masterpieces such as Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window invite exploration.

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A world in one country

South Africa - Cape Town - cpt.aerial view

Just a step away is the vast Kruger National Park and a number of luxurious private game lodges that hug its border. A habitat immensely rich in wildlife, this is one of the world’s finest game viewing areas with prolific resident species including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and over 500 species of birds.

Further south, the Cape coast and the dramatic scenery of mist-capped mountains, swathes of sandy beaches and an explosion of botanical colour make the Garden Route a truly classic drive.

Squeezed between narrow valley walls and nestling at the foot of rugged mountain cliffs lie the historic Cape Dutch houses of South Africa’s finest vineyards whilst isolated at the southern tip of Africa and dominated by the sheer cliffs of Table Mountain … the glorious city of Cape Town. Founded as a station for the maritime explorers of bygone centuries to stock up with bountiful supplies and shelter from the infamous storms, Cape Town is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

South Africa is an excellent year round destination. The dry winter season in the north from April to November is generally considered the best time for a safari. Cape Town and the Western Cape can have cooler weather between June to August.

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Berg, Battlefield, Bush & Beach

Combining the delights of the Drakensberg Mountains with the legendary battlefields of Rorke’s Drift , Isandlwana & Spioenkop followed by some fantastic game viewing and the deserted golden beaches of the East coast, our new KwaZulu Natal itinerary offers a fascinating insight into a little visited part of South Africa.

  • 3 nights at Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse
  • 2 nights at Three Tree Hill Lodge
  • 2 nights at Fugitives Drift Lodge
  • 3 nights at Thanda Safari Lodge
  • 3 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge

From £2,990 per person

The Best of South Africa

From the dramatic mountain scenery of the north to the big game country of the Kruger reserves, the majesty of the Drakensberg to the golden beaches of the Cape’s southern tip, this self-drive safari explores the very best of South Africa and captures the spirit of this remarkably diverse country.

  • 3 nights at Nottens Bush Camp
  • 3 nights at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
  • 4 nights at Emily Moon
  • 1 night at Rosenhof Country House
  • 2 nights at Abalone Guest House
  • 2 nights at Welgelegen Boutique Hotel

From £3,250 per person

South Africa in Style

  • 3 nights at Singita Ebony or Boulders
  • 2 nights on Rovos Rail
  • 3 nights at Ellerman House
  • 2 nights at La Residence
  • 2 nights at Birkenhead House

From £8,790 per person

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SOUTH AFRICA INFO

Visa

No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 2 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 Hours Direct

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